We're looking for the best of the best and are on a mission to elevate massage therapist employers across the nation. Massage Therapist owned businesses with employees should be the first line of training for any therapist's career.
Let's stop looking at each other as competition, and let's find the cream that rises to the top through collaboration in massage employment. You are what you hang with! Surround yourself with the best employers in the industry who are already being innovative change-makers in their business with non-tipped workplaces, employee-centric policies, and salaried pay for their massage therapists.
USOLMT is setting anew standard for massage employment - one that stands apart from your typical massage business in a strip mall to one that values it's workers, creates true career-longevity and upward mobility in the workplace, and practices employee-centric leadership.
Today's massage therapist wants honesty, integrity, authenticity, and transparency from it's leaders, and they want it up front from the first point of contact - your employment ads and posts - all the way through their employment experience. Business owners, managers, front desk staff, and supervisors must be skilled in the arts of ethics, empathy, and humanity in the workplace.
Running a business without the proper systems and processes in place is a nightmare. Every system and process must be documented for ease in training others, and these systems and processes need to be monitored, evaluated for effectiveness, and revised periodically.
Most massage therapists who decide to become employers are great at hands-on, and learn their business skills as they go. This can make getting to where you need to be in business time consuming and more difficult. Having knowledge in human resources, recruiting, and hiring are imperative to growing, maintaining, and expanding your team.
Who wants to be the next employer to hire a sexual predator? Not you! It's imperative that you know how to spot red flags, know what to look and listen for, and to have a process in place when and/or if this happens to you to protect the integrity of your business.
Being an employee-centric employer doesn't mean having to constantly bend to the will of your employees, but, it does mean creating all of your policies and procedures from a place of their best interest. You want a business that provides and cares for the people who work for you. To do that, you've got to start with your employees at top of mind.
Restructuring and reimagining the way business has been done in massage therapy for the last 20 years can be daunting. You'll need support from others along the way to feel confident making changes that will not only ensure the success of your people, but, also the success of your business. It's a balance.